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Old 01-02-2018, 08:06 PM   #2951
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Hey Tango. Could you stuff a wiper motor in behind the gauges. Jack

P.S. I just remembered that I have a pair of these new in box. I was going to use them on Honeysuckle Rose until I discovered I need 3 wipers but had not enough room to deal with three motors. Free if you can use 'em. They look like these. https://www.ebay.com/itm/Black-Wiper...item3af829d2ae.
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Old 01-02-2018, 08:08 PM   #2952
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You can't keep them taters, onions and apples in your basement at this time of year. Well actually you can, but you need to use them all up before they melt. Those tomaters and other healthy stuff turns into mush.

I'm meat rich at this time of year. Chicken, ham, pork roast. They all freeze well. I get my vegetables from the occasional pizza topping. Working on a good case of scurvy here.
What basement? They're right next to my chair! It's been THAT cold. My inside thermometer registered "LL" when the outside thermometer registered "-17 F "
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Old 01-02-2018, 10:13 PM   #2953
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Brrrrrrrr! Too damned cold here in the Tropics!

Did not get much done yesterday. A few hours of damp, 34 degree work sent me to Happy Hour early. But I did manage to get a little done.


My crappy Jig Saw got the template for my roof cut but it took quite a bit of sanding/fitting/sanding to get a tight fit.

Then...


...I got a start on an overhead gauge panel. Once again, compound curves complicate the fool out of what should be a simple process.

I soon discovered I needed one of these...


???

Went down into the 20's last night and will do the same tomorrow.
Thinking of moving to Ecuador.

ONWARD!
Happy New Year Tango, heavy on the rum till the cold spell breaks!
Just looking at your setup for guages here. Have ever seen the 4" square duct that is made by Square D? It has a hinged side, weatherproof and oiltight cover and easily adaptable for mounting with simple brackets you can fab. You could run it right across from one side to the other and enter wiring from either end or both for guages. Should help if you decide to go with Jack's wiper motors also in hiding and soundproofing them.
Google or visit an electrical wholesaler to view what I am talking about. Comes in various lengths and even bigger square dimensions but might really look good for gages and accessibility for future. Cut holes anywhere you need them easily for look.

Warmed up here to -8Canadian with 60km/h gusts so snowing sideways, buried again..oh well

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Old 01-03-2018, 10:16 AM   #2954
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Few more ideas https://www.cumminsfiltration.com/si...LT32599_05.pdf

The cyclonic filter housing start on 5-35 (but seem to be designed for horizontal mount, not vertical)

Here's the part numbers for the BHAF (Big Honkin' Air Filter)
Donaldson AH1141/WIX 46637 (8.5"x12.4")

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Smallest reverse flow Donaldson Era Filter housing is 11"x20" (A110052)
https://www.donaldson.com/en/catalogs/engine/033614.pdf

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Old 01-03-2018, 10:34 AM   #2955
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Few more ideas https://www.cumminsfiltration.com/si...LT32599_05.pdf

The cyclonic filter housing start on 5-35 (but seem to be designed for horizontal mount, not vertical)

Here's the part numbers for the BHAF (Big Honkin' Air Filter)
Donaldson AH1141/WIX 46637 (8.5"x12.4")

Attachment 18204
Funny, I was just gonna mention Donaldson. Watching Jay Lenos Garage and the Power Wagon he shows has one and made me think of you Tango.
Now back to the video...
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Old 01-04-2018, 03:43 PM   #2956
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Howdy All --- and thanks for the suggestions. I am looking at a couple of the Donaldson filters including the one made for the RZR's but cannot get/find the actual rate of flow Seems to be one of the few on the Donaldson site that does not show it. Will contact them for that info to see if it might work (I need about 400 cfm to feed that little 4 banger). I do know that none of their "reverse flow" filters are small enough for me to use, hopefully one of the conventional filters will be.

The gauge arrangement is yet another tale of two (many) dimensions. Can't really fit anything square up there so I am playing with sheetmetal to see if I can adapt to all the curves involved. Will no doubt call for wasting a fair amount of steel before I can get anything to fit, but hey...I'm getting used to that on this rig.

The weird, wooden widget was a shot at trying to mark a "square" line across the compound surface...it did not work. Off to try something completely different.



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Old 01-07-2018, 10:06 AM   #2957
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Still having fits trying to keep things moving. My sheetmetal guy has a couple of projects that have been in the works for months now. And what does he do? He decides to get married and go on a honeymoon! Really!

And getting all the bits and pieces to the new, all mechanical brakes system has been going OK, just slowly. In the midst of that fab work, the machinist/car builder I'm working with takes a week off to arrange a memorial service for an artist we lost here recently...so I can't really gripe much about that one. He is a really great guy who routinely takes on stuff like that. And, truth be known...I am letting them use my studio building today for a service and to try and raise a few bucks for his family.

Might be noble and all that...but the curmudgeon in me still really wants to whine.

OK...rant over.
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Old 01-10-2018, 10:05 AM   #2958
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Not much progress of late. Between the weather, other projects and simply waiting on other people for parts...the past month or so has been less than productive. Seems everything is creating hold ups.

Like finding a few machine screws.



Looked all over for some low profile stainless steel screws to attach the wooden dash panel. Found exactly what I was looking for online...filled out the order form...then got " Not in Stock". Contact the company and it turns out that in spite of being presented in their catalog...they NEVER stock them. Thanks guys.

Wound up with the plain steel version (which I am going to treat). Since they go through the firewall, the back side will be exposed to the elements and I really don't want that nice Maple getting munged up with rust.

Amazing how much time can get eaten up by little shite like this.



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I can sure sympathize with you. My bus never had an over the road heater so I've been collecting parts to create one. I ordered the last pieces (special size computer fans) last November only to discover they are coming from China to be delivered between Dec 1, 2017 and Jan 31,2018--not here yet. By the time they do arrive I won't even need a heater anymore.

Between parts from china and my wife, my tombstone will read "Here lies Jack--he waited".
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Old 01-10-2018, 11:10 AM   #2960
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I know what you mean Jack. And you really have to read the fine print on Ebay. I was shopping for some intercooler tubing a while back and about to hit the "Buy Now" button...when I saw a note that read..."Most products ship within 4 to 5 months". Really?

Same parts from another supplier were here in about 5 days. Same price.
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